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unsightly

adjective un·sight·ly \ˌən-ˈsīt-lē\

: not pleasant to look at

Full Definition of UNSIGHTLY

:  not pleasing to the sight :  not comely <an unsightly mess>
un·sight·li·ness \-lē-nəs\ noun

Examples of UNSIGHTLY

  1. The cracks in the wall are unsightly.
  2. <strip-mining leaves an unsightly gash in the landscape>

First Known Use of UNSIGHTLY

15th century
UNSIGHTLINESS Defined for Kids

unsightly

adjective un·sight·ly \ˌən-ˈsīt-lē\

Definition of UNSIGHTLY for Kids

:  not pleasant to look at :  ugly

Headscratcher for UNSIGHTLY

Unsightly contains all of the letters of its meaning: ugly.

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